Women's swimming and diving sinks the Pirates
Published: Monday, January 28, 2013
Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013 22:01
The UConn women’s swimming and diving team started off the second half of its season with a strong win over Seton Hall. The Huskies defeated the Pirates 166-108 in their last home meet of the 2012-2013 season and improved to a record of 4-1 for the season.
The seniors being honored in the final home meet of their careers had a very successful meet, winning several events. Katie Dobler won the 200-yard freestyle event swimming a time of 1:56.42. Isabelle Nat came in a close second place with a time of 1:55.65. Mary deMarrias also won the 500-yard freestyle event coming in at 5:12.87, while Jordan Bowen won the 1000- yard freestyle event in 10:27.89. To wrap up the seniors success Danielle Cecco won both the one-meter and three-meter diving events scoring 320.10 and 344.40 points. Senior Nicole Boriello came in second in both events scoring 239.24 in the one-meter event, and 266.24 in the three-meter event.
Along with the seniors, the underclassmen also had a successful meet winning five events in total. Freshmen Kristen Goodson, Laura Hyland, Kennedy Meier and Rachel Burke showed off their talents and proved to be dominant forces on the team. Kristen Goodson won the 100-yard backstroke in a mere 59.47 seconds, while senior Kim Fleming came in a close second with a time of 59.61 seconds. Laura Hyland won the 200-yard breaststroke event, swimming a time of 2:21.71. Hyland came in a close second place in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:07.46. Seton Hall’s Kerrie Kolackovsky came in first place with a time of 1:06. 33. Kennedy Meyer came in a close second place in the 200-yard backstroke event with a time of 2:10.07. Seton Hall’s Andrea Shuba came in first place with a time of 2:10.02. Rachel Burke won the 100-yard freestyle event swimming a mere 53.38 seconds. Seniors Isabelle Nat and Jordan Bowen finished in second and third place for this event with times of 54.14 and 54.33.
Sophomore Holly Gallagher won the 200-yard butterfly event with a time of 2:08. 87. She came in almost three seconds ahead of Seton Hall’s Jane Ehret who finished in second place. Sophomore Hannah Perna came in second place in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:42.21. Perna also came in second place in the 500-yard freestyle at 5:14.92. Finally, sophomore, Chinyere Pigot won the 50-yard freestyle event in a mere 24.47 seconds, while Seton Hall’s Alie Zlenkey came in second place with a close time of 25.28 seconds.
The Huskies had a successful meet and a memorable Senior Day. The UConn women won a total of ten events and had competitors placed in the top three spots in every single event. The women’s swimming and diving team hit the road and travel to Hanover, New Hampshire to compete against Dartmouth on Feb. 2 at 1 pm.